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JAZZ IN JULY – A GREAT SUCCESS !!


 

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Entering the tranquil environs of the Thirteenth Beach Golf Club on a cold Sunday in July begins to set the mood. Walk into the beautiful clubhouse and the mood is all around you. You are welcomed by a buzz of voices as people get re-acquainted and look out onto the glorious views of one of Victoria’s finest golf courses. This was the setting for our third (or perhaps fourth?) Jazz in July, and quite possibly it was the best.

Music was provided by Sandra Talty’s quartet. They provided a fine mixture of traditional and swing jazz. Vocals by Sandra and Michael McQuaid were smooth and expressive, and the balance of reeds, guitar, bass and drums was much enjoyed. The band played two generous sets over the course of the afternoon, and the crowd showed their warm appreciation. There was a small but heavily used dancing space in one corner.

The catering team at Thirteenth had set up the room elegantly, and all of the capacity crowd of 120 were able to see and hear very well, while enjoying the stunning view. There were many favourable comments on the meal for its variety and quality, and the table service was unobtrusive and efficient.

The success of this event assures that it will return in future years. Sadly, it may be without the talents of Michael McQuaid, who is off on an extended musical adventure in London. We wish this fine musician every success on his travels.

Events like this do not just happen. The whole BHFMS Committee pitched in, and in particular Natale Lewington orchestrated and made everything come neatly together.

Our next monthly concert is on Sunday August 13 at 2.30pm at All Saints Church, and will feature baritone Ian Cousins and pianist Katherine Capewell. Then on September 3, the Barwon Heads Chorale will present a concert in the BH Hall, where the highlight will be a wonderful medley from “Les Miserables”. AND you are all advised to “save the date” for a very special event on Saturday February 24th. All I can say about this event at this stage is that it will again be at Thirteenth Beach, outdoors under the stars, and will feature a nationally and internationally known performer. WATCH THIS SPACE!

I was asked yesterday why one would join the BHFMS. The annual fee for a couple is $40. If you attended all 11 monthly concerts, you would benefit financially by around $70. Even attending half the concerts would make you a saving of at least $15. And you would be helping to keep an important village organisation in a position to offer events such as this one! You can get information about joining on our Website, or by attending any concert.

Date/Time Event
09/07/2017
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Jazz In July

Barwon Heads Golf Links, Barwon Heads VIC
11/06/2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Selmo and Rita, Piano and Violin

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC
14/05/2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Michelle John & Malcolm John, Cello and Piano

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC
09/04/2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Sweet Strings

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC
05/03/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Möller-Fraticelli Guitar Duo

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC
11/02/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wagner in Paris.......and Barwon Heads!

Barwon Heads Community Hall, Barwon Heads Victoria
18/12/2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Christmas Carols

Barwon Heads Community Hall, Barwon Heads Victoria
11/12/2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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13/11/2016
2:30 pm
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Young Musician Finalists from the Musical Society of Geelong

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC
09/10/2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Seniors concert

All Saints Anglican Church, Barwon Heads VIC

2016

August

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July

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June

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May

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April

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March

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February

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2015

December

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November

Sunday November 8th
The Geelong College Wind Chamber Ensembles.

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October

Sunday October 11th
Let’s All Sing – A Seniors Festival concert.

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September

Sunday September 13th
Musicians of the Geelong College and Christian College.

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August

Sunday August 9th
Midwinter Jazz – Kym Dillon on piano and Isaac (Zac) Barter on Double Bass.

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July

Sunday July 12th
Abe, Kerrie and friends – An eclectic afternoon of keyboard and song

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June

Julien DuPont Trio – Violinopedia, violin, cello & piano
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May

Matthew Fagan
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April

Barwon Heads Chorale ANZAC fundraiser
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March

The Amicitia Tro
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February

The Sonus Ensemble
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2014

November

Geelong Harmony
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October

The Melbournaires
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August

Malcolm & Mozart
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July

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May

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Marvellous Music in May
Swing Band Supper Dance with Michael McQuaid’s Swing Quintet
Saturday 18th May
Supported by City of Greater Geelong & Barwon Heads Community Bank

BARWON HEADS SWINGS DURING MARVELLOUS MUSIC IN MAY

On Saturday 17 May the Barwon Heads Community Hall was transformed into a steamy 1940s New York night club, packed to the rafters with happy dancers thronging the floor to hear Michael McQuaid’s Fabulous Swing Quintet (pictured below).
To say they raised the roof would be underselling the band – the dance floor was packed from the beginning to the end of the night, with everyone loving the mellifluous sounds of Glenn Miller, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and many more hits of the 30s and 40s.
When people took a brief moment to rest and recuperate, they were ably sustained through platters from Peppercorn and wines provide by McGlashans.
On Sunday “the Recovery” was led by Hot Club Swing in the regular Sunday concert at All Saints Church. The smooth rhythm of Django Reinhardt and French gypsy style jazz soothed our tired feet and had us tapping away again into the afternoon.

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Clarinettists Allister Cox and Janice Boyce with pianist Hugh Davidson
Sunday 13 April 2014

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Selmo & Rita
Sunday 9 March 2014

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Violino Romantico
Sarah Nieuwerk & Felicite Heine
Sunday 9 February 2014